With H.G.Wells books entering the public domain back on January 1st 2017, its quite possible to create adaptations of his stories and quite literally go wild with them. The BBC are even making another adaptation this year; set in the time period of the novel but with some differences - https://www.thesun.co.uk/tvandshowbiz/6033264/the-war-of-the-worlds-start-bbc-one-cast-hg-wells-about/
With that said, if you could do an adaptation of War of the Worlds and/or have it cross over with other properties, what would you do?
(There's no right or wrong answers - be as simple or wild as you want to be).
As for what I would do, I've got a few ideas:
1. Set it around about the original time period of the 1890's or maybe a few years/decades before, but instead of landing in Britain or America I would have the Martian landings take place in either Russia or Japan.
I say this as the time periods in both countries could make for an interesting of how both nations would deal with the Martian Invasion. For more information on both, see the links.
2. Staying with Japan, another idea I had would be a crossover with the Godzilla franchise. I've already written two possible scenarios for this idea on this website if you're interested: https://wikizilla.org/wiki/Special:WikiForum/Godzilla:_War_of_the_Worlds...